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Max Murphy
Max Murphy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Flower Mound, Texas

High School:
Flower Mound High School

Height:
6-1

Event:
Backstroke/Butterfly

Birthdate:
05/09/1990

Four-Time All-American
2012 Olympic Trials Semifinalist
2012 All-SEC Second Team
SEC Academic Honor Roll

Senior Season (2011-12)
Competed at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha ... Advanced to semifinals in 100 backstroke, finishing 14th in 55.34 ... Qualified 13th in prelims with 55.26 ... Finished 49th in 200 back (2:04.00) ... Added two additional All-America honors at NCAA Championships in Federal Way, Wash. ... Advanced to championship final in 200 backstroke with textile-best 1:42.14 in prelims; finished 8th in 1:44.19 ... Took 11th place in 100 back with career-best 46.92 in finals ... Scored in two individual events at SEC Championships ... Earned silver medal in 200 backstroke with 1:42.59, giving Auburn 1-2 finish in the event ... Took third place in 100 backstroke final (47.17) ... Finished 22nd in 50 freestyle (20.36) ... Won four individual races during the season ... Won both 100 and 200 back in dual meet at LSU ... Touched first in 200 back vs. Penn State and Georgia ... Part of winning 400 FR team at LSU ... Runner-up in 200 backstroke at Georgia Invitational ... Runner-up in both 100 and 200 back at Florida ... Named to 2012 All-SEC Second Team ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Finishes career with 5th-fastest 200 backstroke time in Auburn history (1:40.53).

Junior Season (2010-11)
Competed at 2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships ... Finished 22nd overall in the 100m back with a 55.33, shaving two-tenths off his previous Olympic Trials qualifying mark ... Earned All-America honors for the second time at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. ... Finished in 11th place in the 200 back with a time of 1:42.36; his prelims time of 1:42.14 was a season- and career-best ... Earned first career SEC medal with third-place finish in 200 back, clocking a 1:42.89 ... Also scored in 100 back, finishing sixth in 47.17 ... Finished 23rd in 200 IM (1:49.66) ... Won 200 backstroke in dual-meet victory over Texas ... Finished 2nd in 200 back vs. Alabama; was 2nd in 100 back vs. LSU ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Sophomore Season (2009-10)
Swam in two events at the 2010 ConocoPhillips National Championships ... Reached the "B" final in the 100m back with a time of 55.61 ... Took 31st in the 200m back in 2:04.73 ... Competed in the 100 and 200 back events at the 2010 NCAA Championships ... Finished 19th in the 200 back with a time of 1:42.96 and took 27th in the 100 back in 47.81 ... Swam exhibition for Auburn at the 2010 SEC Championships, competing in the 50 free, 100 back and 200 back ... His time of 20.68 in the 50 free was a season best ... Clocked a time of 47.91 in the 100 back and recorded a time of 1:43.14 in the 200 back ... Had season-best times in the 100 back (47.02) and 200 back (1:42.95) at the James E. Martin Invitational ... Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 back against Texas A&M.

Freshman Season (2008-09)
Swam in the 100m back and 200m back events at the 2009 U.S. Senior National Championships ... Finished 11th in the 100m back in 55.16 ... Took 20th in the 200m back in a time of 2:04.14 ... Earned All-America Honorable Mention in the 200 back (1:41.70) at the 2009 NCAA Championships ... Competed in the 100 back and took 23rd in 47.33 ... That time ranks him fourth all-time at Auburn ... At the SEC Championships, swam in the 200 back "A" Final and came away with a fifth-place finish in 1:43.10 ... Swam in the "B" final and took 11th in 47.89.

High School
A five-star recruit according to Swimming World Magazine ... Competed in the 100m back and 200m back at the U.S. Olympic Trials ... Finished 44th in the 100m back with a time of 57.11 and 30th in the 200m back, clocking in at 2:03.28 ... A USA Swimming Junior National Team member in 2007-08 ... Set national age group records in the 100 and 200 back ... Also set both Texas and Minnesota state records ... Was a high school All-American all four years ... Finished third in the 100 back at junior nationals in 2006 and 2007 ... His club team, the Dallas Mustangs, were national champions in 2007.

Personal
Full name is Max McCormack Murphy ... Parents are David and Kirby Murphy ... Has two siblings, Sam and McKenzie ... Mom swam for the University of Maryland.

Murphy's Top Times (SCY)
Event Time Date Meet
50 freestyle 20.36 2/16/12 SEC Championships
200 freestyle 1:39.89 12/4/10 Georgia Invitational
100 backstroke 46.92 3/23/12 NCAA Championships
200 backstroke 1:40.53 3/28/09 NCAA Championships
200 IM
1:49.46 3/6/11 James E. Martin Invitational
Murphy's Top Times (LCM)
Event Time Year Meet
50 freestyle
24.12 2009 Charlotte Ultraswim
100 backstroke 55.16 2009 Sr. Nationals
200 backstroke 2:03.09 2009 Sr. Nationals